Faithful or Fanatical?

If we are faithful to God and His purpose we will stick to His revelations of what we should do, who we are, which way to walk and talk and what experiences we have moment by moment, day by day and hence for our lifetime. These steps, one at a time in loving obedience in the path that is set before us, will lead us to our destiny in the quickest route and will produce the most bountiful and generous results through us. Every other step will lead us away from what is best.

God will allow us permissively to go off the path, yet we cannot produce what would have been best if we had stayed the path. We might produce good (or even bad) results but we cannot produce best for it was only to be found on that path at that time as God had purposed for you.

Our greatest hindrance to become God’s best is that we have a zeal, a fanaticism to produce results in our way on our schedule and will not wait for God to lead us. When once we get the vision of what God is after we set out blazing our own path in our “get ‘er done” self-glorifying mania. This fanaticism is not a zeal for God but for how we want to do it, apart from God and His leading and will. We want to do it with certainty, but not according to His will, but our own.

Our fanaticism is our exuberant overflow of our Self. We have desire to become our own vision of us. We want to become somebody today, not tomorrow. We want to be looked upon as significant and to have the light shone upon us for others to glorify us. We are doing our own works if the steps are ordered by us. Yet, again, God has a Way and a Time for everything. Will you burst out in your own self-driven zeal or fear-driven motives to blaze your own trail or will you rest and wait upon your Guide? Only He knows the Way, for He is the Way. You cannot get to your destiny as designed by God without Him.

The only good works are the works of my Father. All other works are works of the flesh and reflect your zeal for Self. Jesus showed us the Way, the Truth and the Life. He showed us the Father.

“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” John 5:19.

“Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” John 8:28-29.

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matt. 5:16.

The fanatical way is — “I must do something!” The faithful way lies in not doing something, but in trusting, waiting, depending — have faith in God — He wants to do something through you, but you always run off ahead of Him (or lag behind).

Note: In no way should you fear missing God’s best if you wait on Him. At the same time when you learn to walk WITH God He can move very fast – you might want to get you some goggles.